Peru State hosts choral invitational in newly remodeled Performing Arts Center

Peru State hosts choral invitational in newly remodeled Performing Arts Center

Peru, Nebraska – Choirs from Auburn, Fremont and Nebraska City visited the Peru State College campus to participate in a Choral Invitational. The Invitational took advantage of the Performing Arts Center’s newly remodeled space and culminated in five choirs performing on the historic stage that evening.

Dr. Matt Hill, associate professor of music and director of choral activities at Peru State, writes, “Thank you to my colleagues Stephanie Stanek (Nebraska City), Andrew Seuferer (Auburn), and Mark Harman (Fremont) for bringing your choirs to campus and contributing to a wonderful day of music making.”

“I’m also incredibly proud of Peru State choristers for their leadership, and for their musicianship. It was an invigorating event for all involved, and I look forward to making this an annual tradition at Peru State.”

The Choral Invitational’s concert featured the Auburn High School Choir, the Fremont High School Choir, the Nebraska City High School Choir, the Peru State Women’s Choir and the Peru State Concert Chorale. The final choir of the evening was a combined choir, featuring all five of the high school and college choirs, bringing more than 200 voices to the stage.

Peru State College is inviting alumni and friends to the ceremonial grand opening of the Performing Arts Center featuring musical performances, the debut of a Peru State oral history documentary, delicious food and tours of the newly renovated space. RSVP is requested for the May 3 event.

Please visit www.peru.edu/pac for more information.

 

The choir appears on the Peru State stage.

Auburn High School Choir. Directed by Andrew Seuferer with pianist Lexie Baack.

 

Becker is playing the flute.

Kyra Becker performs as part of the Auburn High School Choir.

 

The choir appears on the Peru State stage.

Nebraska City High School Choir. Directed by Stephanie Stanek with pianist Terry Stafford.

 

The choir appears on the Peru State stage.

Fremont High School Choir. Directed by Mark Harman with pianist Elliott Lockwood.

 

The choir appears on the Peru State stage.

Peru State Concert Chorale. Soloist is Taylor Eltiste (Tecumseh, Neb.). Directed by Dr. Matt Hill with staff pianist Liz Stinman.

 

Eltiste appears on the Performing Arts Stage.

Taylor Eltiste performs Mozart’s Laudate Dominum.

 

More than 400 people appear on stage.

The combined choirs of Auburn High School, Fremont High School, Nebraska City High School and the Peru State Concert Chorale and Women’s Choir. Directed by Dr. Matt Hill.

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